Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dinner is Served!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  I'm now showing you the other side of our dining room.  This is a metal cart that I got at the Country Living Fair a couple years ago-I love it for storing and displaying my 'kitchen wares'!
As you can see, here is more of my love of black and white, as well as numbers!
I don't think you can ever have too many locker baskets!  I use them everywhere!

 On this wall, we (by we I mean my hubby and my dad:) hung a HUGE, heavy oak mirror that we got at an supposedly came out of an old tavern...all I know is that it's cool and it makes the smallish room look larger. I chose an old piece of ceiling tin for over the cart.

There's a little sliver of wall space between the hallway and the dining room windows, so I filled it with the ever popular wall 'crates' and placed a metal stool underneath.
And once again, here is the other side of the dining room...
Thanks for joining me!  Try and stay cool, and I'll be back soon with more of my house tour! :)
I'm linking to these wonderful parties:
                                                   The Tablescaper 
                                                   Twigg Studios
                                                   You Are Talking Too Much
                                                   I Should Be Mopping The Floor
                                                   My 1929 Charmer 
                                                   Get Outta My Head Please 
                                                   Boogieboard Cottage 
                                                   Between Naps on the Porch
                                                   The Dedicated House 
                                                   The Ironstone Nest
                                                   Coastal Charm
                                                   A Stroll Thru Life
                                                   The Farmhouse Porch
                                                   My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
                                                   Knick of Time
                                                   Kathe With An E
                                                   Restore Interiors
                                                   My Girlish Whims
                                                   Faded Charm 
                                                   Free Pretty Things For You
                                                   A Delightsome Life
                                                   Common Ground 
                                                   No Minimalist Here 
                                                   Brambleberry Cottage 
                                                   From My Front Porch To Yours 
                                                   Katherine's Corner 
                                                   Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
                                                   French Country Cottage 
                                                   Ivy and Elephants 
                                                   Homespun Happenings 
                                                   Rooted in Thyme


  1. I love all of your numbered treasures. The room is really cute and charming!

  2. It is a beautiful room. I love the bottle drying rack.

  3. Your home is beautiful.I am enjoying these tours!Have a great Sunday:-)

  4. You have such fun pieces to use in your decorating. Love how you've styled your metal cart by stacking, using locker baskets and cloches. Great breadboards I see peeking out of one of your crates!
    Mary Alice

  5. Visiting from Meet Me Monday. Love the black and white numbered pitcher. I have Nos. 1, 2, and 3 and use them oftem. Great cloche! Great p.e. baskets! I hope you will hop over to Uptown Acorn to take a look:)

  6. Love your enamelware and that round basket and the rectangle one and ...and ...and I love it all :)

  7. Great pieces and way to display it all!!

  8. i love your choice of black and white makes my heart beat...the numbers, license plate, etc. great way to display all your enamelware and that huge mirror...such a great idea to enlarge the room.

  9. Hi Susan,

    A fellow lover of junk is following you back. I love this space, and the clean black and white. Lovely!

    Hugs, Tanya :)

  10. I love the mismatched chairs at the dining room table. I would like to do that for my dining room also. Our house tour is amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  11. Susan, I just love looking through your home. You have such amazing taste. I could move in anytime ; )
    Hugs ~

  12. Hey there Susan...thanks for coming over and introducing yourself to us!! LOVE your dining room ~ the cart...too cute and accessorized just so perfectly! Your huge mirror is gorgeous ~ bet it does make a difference in the room....also in love with the miss-mash of chairs around the table! Been telling my husband that I wanted to do this around I can show him yours (you know, he's just not a visual person ~ lol!!)

  13. Very very cute! Love it all - that mirror is great!

  14. Your right, I must love junk, and I certainly love your junk. I love visiting your home by your photos. So very pretty and unique. Really a great sense of style. Your mirror is gorgeous, don't you just love finding the "history" of pieces. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

  15. Love all your metal baskets. I too, have a metal basket addiction!
    Every corner of that room is fantastic, you've done a great job with it.

    Ashleigh @

  16. Love the crates on the wall such a good idea! You have so many interesting things of in your space and it's very tastefully done.

  17. New follower here! Love your site.

  18. Wow, I love your dining room. All those vintage pieces, especially those numbered ones- love, love, love!

  19. Your dining room is lovely - so much to look at and take in. Love the different chairs and the enamelware.
    I would love to give you a little bit of rain in exchange for some sun - it's rained every single day for weeks and weeks in the UK, it's crazy for July !

  20. Oh I love your collection of numbered kitchen ware. Fabulous. So pretty and your vignette is stunning. Your dining room is gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. The baskets and numbers caught my eye. I just bought a whole bunch of rusty baskets at a yard sale last weekend and need to find a purpose for them. Seeing the little metal tags makes me realize that's what mine are missing. Maybe if I make some sort of metal tags, I'll see them in a different light. Thanks! That and a few numbers might really help. Stop over and visit at Quirky Vistas sometime!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I cant wait to sift through your blog. Right up my alley... I am so addicted to my blogs. Enjoy your evening.

  23. I can't wait to see more....You have such decorating flair and I love all your stunning vignettes. Every corner a feast for the eye!

    Would love to see more of your kitchen & bathroom:)

  24. Oh, it is all so lovely!!! Really like your baskets. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. love the enamelware, baskets and crates, susan:) your dining is so special!

  26. Such a fun "collected" look you it all :) Laurel

  27. What a cute room! I love your enamelware collection. So sweet and cottage-ee.

  28. Hi!
    I'm your newest follower :)

    I just love your pretty dining room and that metal cart is just fabulous! I would love to have one. I look forward to browsing your blog!

    Have a great night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  29. Such a lovely room! I'm so glad I'm following you :) You are absolutely right, you can't have too many baskets lol Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  30. Beautiful room! Every detail is so pretty! Love your baskets!

  31. Hi! I found your blog through Faded Charm's White Wednesday! I love your dining room and I'm a real fan of black and white. Every time I go to a thrift store, I search for black and white pieces. My collection is slowly growing with mix and match dishes that I love! I am now following your blog and looking forward to reading more inspirational posts and admiring more pictures! Come visit me if you want - Take care, Leena

  32. Love your displays! I havea set of the herb crates as well and love them. Thank you for coming to the party!

  33. Everything is just so pretty! Thanks for linking up.

  34. It's so vintage it's perfect! I love little carts like that... the shelving, the metals, your numbers, it's all a match from heaven!


    Pearl 13.1

  36. Love your collection of black and white! You've done a great job of displaying them. The number on the stack of dishes under the cloche is so fun. I too love anything with numbers. Thanks for sharing with Share Your cup.

  37. Love all those metal baskets! You really have a knack for decorating! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  38. Great post! I would love to invite you to share this on Saturday Show and Tell: ( I know that my readers would appreciate this and some of your other posts. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  39. Great pictures. I love the white ironstone.

  40. What a gorgeous room! I love the mix of items you are using. It looks very welcoming. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to drop in for a visit sometime!

  41. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room with that fantastic cart on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your collection of black and white and the numbers. Those baskets add just the right touch. Love it!


  42. Your kitchen is amazing! What a terrific find in that mirror! I love the colors, the baskets, the white dishes and yes, the numbers! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  43. Susan, Congrats! Just wanted to let you know that you've been featured on SImple & Sweet Fridays for this inspirational post. Don't forget to grab a button. Have a wonderful weekend!


  44. OMG - your blog just makes my so happy. We definitely have the exact same taste. I am just beginning the process of collecting for decorating. You are such an inspiration!


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